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Mathys & Squire is an IP powerhouse, putting our specialist knowledge to work to strengthen and secure what most modern businesses today treat as one of their most valuable strategic assets. Our agile team of attorneys, scientists and strategists are steeped in experience, working with IP-rich and high-growth industries leveraging complex technologies and sophisticated commercial models.
We are a full-service IP firm with unrivalled expertise in patents, trade marks, design protection and litigation. Highly ranked in all leading legal and IP directories, including The Legal 500, Chambers and Partners, IAM Patent 1000 and World Trademark Review 1000, Mathys & Squire is one of Europe’s most highly regarded IP law firms.
We protect, so that you can invent the future.
“Mathys & Squire LLP ‘really stands out from the crowd’ thanks to an engineering, IT and electronics team whose advice is ‘extremely technical due to its prior engineering degrees’ and which has ‘an impeccable understanding of IP law’, and a life sciences and chemistry team that possesses ‘strong scientific knowledge combined with comprehensive knowledge of European patent law.”
“Clients comment that “they tailor their advice so it logically connects with our overarching business objectives”, adding: “If you have a question about your case, they seem to have the information right at their fingertips.”
“We have worked with Mathys & Squire for about four years. If I want to check in or if I need something explained to me, they are always available. We have built a great rapport and I trust their advice. I wouldn’t go anywhere else for trademark services.”
“The entire team at Mathys & Squire is very professional, welcoming and very patient. We pose some difficult issues sometimes and we always get a prompt, detailed response which enables us to take a final decision with the client. We are very pleased both professionally and administratively.”
“Mathys & Squire are innovative about what they do. They are not just ticking boxes; they are always trying to come up with better ways of doing things, and are always open to suggestions from our side. We work very closely. Most importantly, with Mathys & Squire, I know I will be working with a stable team who know me and my business, and can deliver the technical and commercial advice I need to protect our IP.”
Our patent attorneys are highly skilled in identifying inventions that are eligible for protection and tailoring those rights to best correspond with our clients’ needs and potential future requirements.
Our trade mark attorneys understand how vital it is to protect your brand from inevitable threats. The team pride themselves on their in-depth industry knowledge and client care.
Trade mark attorneys
Our IP litigation team is made up of solicitors, patent and trade mark attorneys, who understand the complexities of the law and intricacies of the technologies in IP disputes.
We have a large and well established designs practice who have helped numerous household names secure strategic protection for their designs internationally.
Our clients expect more than just expert advice. Our commercial focus and collaborative approach allows us to help our clients maximise the value of their intellectual property.
Mathys & Squire Consulting
Founded in 1910, we have over 110 years of experience in the protection and commercialisation of IP rights. We work with clients ranging from startups, SMEs, global businesses, universities and public sector organisations.
We build close and longstanding relationships with our clients to establish defensive and offensive IP portfolios that generate and maximise commercial value. We take a collaborative approach when working with our clients and advise them on a course of action that is best aligned with their business objectives.
We have over 90 qualified and training attorneys based in ofﬁces across the UK and Europe as well as teams based in Belfast, China and Japan. Our patent and trade mark attorneys hold a variety of technical qualifications, enabling them to be uniquely qualified within their respective sector.
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